This outfit is vivaciously va-va-voom, the epitome of vibrant Lilly Pulitzer style. I felt like a L A D Y in it. A lady on some street in a coastal Italian town - not just 1st Street in Downtown Cville - although I really like that street, too. This is my Sex and the City moment, and I hope I made Carrie proud.
"Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink." - Lilly Pulitzer
Attention Lilly lovers: A whole selection of Lilly dresses came in last week, and this one called to me, saying, "Linnea, you don't normally gravitate towards pink, but this will make you look like a Barbie doll, so you should totally try it on for the blog." And I did. And I did feel like a human Barbie, but in a really good way. Like I said, I've never been much of a pink girl, but this dress made me rethink some things.
"Despite the forecast, live like it's SPRING." - Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly knows what's up. I never knew she was so quotable. Way to go, Lilly. Keep doing you.
"Being happy never goes out of a style." - Lilly Pulitzer
You know what makes me happy? The fact that this Vespa was serendipitously placed when we went outside for the shoot, and it matched the dress. I mean, WHAT THE WHAT. Praise be to GAWD. All I could have asked for to make it complete is just to be literally transported to an Italian coastal town. That would be nice. But this little slice of heaven in Charlottesville will do for now.
On Linnea | Secondhand pieces: H&M blazer, 6, $12 / Lilly Pulitzer dress, 0, $78 / Jeffrey Campbell heels, 9, $48 // Locally-made pieces: Pips & Co. vibrant blue stud earrings, $12 / Kitsune’s Closet Be Smoaked fuchsia lipstick, $12